Producing dance performance and participatory projects under the ReStaged moniker, Katy Noakes is an arts professional of over twenty years’ standing. Having led on dance development and programming for Bristol City Council, Kuumba and Dance Bristol, Katy is now an independent producer and project manager specialising in creating, developing, facilitating and producing dance works with engagement at their heart.
Valuing inclusivity and audience development, Katy creates pathways and productions that build bridges between dance genres and audiences, with a focus on outdoor arts and re-staging dance in unusual places to new audiences. Recent and current contracts include:
- Co-Producer, Dance Village at Bristol Harbour Festival
- South West Programmer, ADAD
- Producer, Trash Dollys DT
- Project Manager, State of Emergency
- Project Manager, Big Dance and Summer Reading Challenge, Pavilion Dance South West
- Producer, Julia Thorneycroft Dance
- Creative Producer, 3rd Stage Dance Company
Katy Noakes has been a catalyst for providing inspirational and transforming experiences in the arts and dance which have touched the lives of many dancers in Bristol and beyond. Her vast experience, passion. energy continue to contribute to the vibrant energy of creative Bristol’
Marie McCluskey MBE
As a freelance dance artist, I have worked with Katy in a variety of ways since moving to Bristol 2005. I have since then witnessed and admired her unfailing commitment to young people and to their development. Through the work that she has supported and championed, her resolve in utilising dance as a tool for provoking positive change is most clear. And so incredibly vital to us all.
Laïla Diallo, dance maker.
I have been aware of Katy’s work in dance in Bristol for many years and have recently had the pleasure of working with Katy on a project with State of Emergency Productions. We have found her an energetic, inspiring and creative person, committed to developing a wide network and seeking new development opportunities for the success of the project. I would highly recommend her skills and vision for any future project.
Deborah Baddoo MBE, Director, State of Emergency